Should States Be Prohibited From Restricting Women From Traveling Across State Lines to Obtain Abortions? (H.R. 8297)

Do you support or oppose this bill?

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    jimK
    Voted Yea
    07/15/2022

    What gives the right to any state to prevent people going to another state for any reason? Will they have to administer pregnancy tests to any female wanting to cross state borders? Can neighboring states have medical technitions assure that all males entering their state either have full vasectomies or mandate that they take extended release anti-erection meds for you know, 'just-in-case'.

    if States can regulate travel of people exiting their state, can the bordering state regulate the ptoducts and services crossing their borders into that State?

    Just where and how should Stare's rights end snd nstionsl rights begin?

     

     

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    LeslieG
    07/15/2022

    Reasonable, proactive legislation since the current Supreme Court decides in favor of legislation and ignores regulations and case history and precedence, the only way to protect rights is via legislation. Until this current Supreme Court is changed in some way (change in membership, rules, ethics, etc) legislation is the only thing that can be relied on.

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    Alura
    Voted Nay
    07/15/2022

    BEFORE you people get your underwear in a bunch, THIS BILL IS NOT NECESSARY! NO STATE IS EVEN TRYING TO RESTRICT WOMEN FROM GOING TO ANOTHER STATE FOR AN ABORTION! 

    All this is, is to get you all fired up again.

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    Frank_001
    Voted Yea
    07/15/2022

    This SHOULD NOT BE NECESSARY.

    However, now it is.

    We need this passed in both Houses ASAP!

     

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    Alura
    Voted Nay
    07/15/2022

    No one should be restricted from going state to state, except those on parole or probation. As much as I wish abortion was completely banned, except for life of mother, rape, or incest, we cannot go down this road. It is also unconstitutional. 

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    Mary
    07/15/2022

    I swear, Democrats have nothing better to do than keep the fire going. Making problems where there aren't any.  Acting like they're actually doing something for the people.  

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    Maison
    Voted Yea
    11/16/2022

    States should not have a say in women's bodily autonomy whatsoever. 

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    dionrdixon
    Voted Yea
    07/20/2022

    It should be obvious that any of the actions that would be banned under this Act would be in violation of Interstate Commerce, but codifying the specifics into Federal law will eliminate uncertainty.

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    Michael
    Voted Yea
    07/18/2022

    This is health care, a personal choice, and no one's business.  Do not try to peanalize someone for trying to get it.

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    Andrew
    Voted Yea
    07/18/2022

    Abortion is a human right and shall not be infringed. 

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    cutpasterepeat
    Voted Yea
    07/18/2022

    It's already ridiculous that government is attempting to interfere with women's physical autonomy.

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    Joan
    Voted Yea
    07/17/2022

    Do states want to give women pregnancy tests at their borders?  Seems like a big job!

    I don't see states that don't have lawful gambling stopping their citizens from going to casinos out of state.

    Women will not be stopped from accessing necessary healthcare, outside their state if necessary.

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    G
    Voted Yea
    07/16/2022

    When did these men get their medical education & license??? The state has no business playing doctor! This country already has the worst maternal death rate of wealthy countries. It'll only get worse now with these anti women laws.  Our reps are suppose to serve us not their own agenda pandering to one religion.  Jewish law says a fertilized egg is part of a woman's body, not mens. Don't say, just adopt! We did that decades ago. It's not cheap!!! A young friends family recently adopted a biracial baby. It cost them (with grandparents help) over $30,000!  That's  thirty thousand! dollars.  There are thousands of kids in foster care already that are not adopted so don't parrot that old saw.

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    Ralyn
    Voted Nay
    07/17/2022

    We have the right to travel; therefore this is already forbidden. And to my knowledge no state is even attempting this. So, this isn't needed and is just political grand standing. Stop wasting our money with this nonesense.

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    PlusBob
    Voted Yea
    07/17/2022

    This isn't like Europe in the 1970s where you have to show papers to cross country borders, or Russia with checkpoints.  This is the United States.  If this bill doesn't pass, it would lead to a divided nation, and could lead to the rest of the population to be subjected to scrutiny, documentation, and/or a burden to travel for personal or business, especially those who live in one state and work in another state.

    In addition, if this bill does not pass and does not move, the Federal Government might have to react to State(s) that may pass a law prohibiting women to seek abortion in another state, which is two things: 1) violates the freedom to choose and seek medical care in any state in a country but allows men to seek care as they please, and 2) and will have to rely on the U.S. Supreme Court to make a judgment that would put our country in reversal or sideways directions.

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    SabrinaM
    Voted Yea
    07/15/2022

    My body, my choice. Involuntary servitude was abolished in 1868. 

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    staticjen
    Voted Yea
    07/15/2022

    I support this bill.  Abortion is healthcare and it should be recognized nationally.  Are we not the 'United' States?

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    Nateinps
    Voted Yea
    07/16/2022

    How can both democrats and republicans be so hypocritical? With this issue democrats are screaming individual rights- get the government out of this. The republicans are wanting government to be all up in that womb. With vaccines it was flipped. See this is why we look like inbred morons. The media need to stop flaming the fires on both sides! Start reporting verifiable documented facts. Can be put in historical story telling kinda way if needed. It's painful having to go listen to a news outlet to figure out what my friends are yapping on about then going to the article of the reporting agency to find their sources and trace all the information down and then explain to my friends what is actually going on. 

    Republicans try and bring up eagle and turtle eggs when it comes to abortions. However have no reply when faced with the question what they eat for breakfast. They have no come back when faced with knowing if a momma eagle feels threatened why she rolls and kicks the eggs out of the nest. No come back when told once the turtle covers those eggs with sand and goes back to the sea the baby turtles are on their own. Many get dug up minutes after being laid and eaten. No one's arresting that turtle for not digging a deeper hole or abandonment. When that bird kicks the eggs out of the nest; isn't that pretty much an abortion? So those talking points are a flop. I'd also like to know what kind of life they see each child living that was born unwanted. Crime News Daily channel on YouTube posts 4-6 stories a day on stories not in the main public eye. Not 1 day has happened for more than a year that I've watched has there not been a case of murdered children by parents or other family members in ever manner. 9 month old child tossed in the air like we have all seen and most have done to a baby before only to not catch the 9 month old and let him hit face first on the hardwood floor. A father did that about a week ago baby lived a few more days with the mother thinking the swollen face and crying was from teething. That's one of the nice stories. There's been women who pop their babies in microwaves. Most of the child murder cases happen in Republicans lead states. I think an abortion is way more humane than the treatment they get when forced to be born. So every Republican that says ban abortions should be on the list as the next adoptive parent ready to take on the responsibility for the children. If you force the pregnancy you should be forced to care for the child, if you can't physically take care of the child then you should have to pay child support to make sure that child has a positive quality of life. Let's cap it at 40% of your income. If you don't want to take that responsibility then you should stay out of other peoples business.  

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    RonCauses
    Voted Yea
    07/16/2022

    Insanity, Collins resign already You know why!  205 puritans is scary to me. What a shame a bill like this is needed. Faction bipartisanship to force cooperation and reverse "profit drives policy." Term SCOTUS. Always vote incumbents out. 

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    Arnold
    07/16/2022

    This democrat party sure wants to pass a lot of unnecessary laws.For a party that wants to defund the police it seems kinda hypocritical 

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    Brian
    Voted Yea
    07/15/2022

    The Constitution guarantees equality for all citizens. 

     

    If men are allowed to travel freely between states, but women can be restricted at the state level for any reason, then that infringes upon that equality.

     

    Unless Congress intends to take away the right to travel from all citizens, it must be upheld for ALL citizens.

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    Frank_001
    Voted Yea
    07/15/2022

    You may ask, "Why is this bill necessary?"

    It is important to start creating legislation making sure one day this reactionary and extremist court does NOT say under states rights it's "OK" to prevent women from cross state lines for abortions. Given Kavanaugh's statement we know it has being considered. 

    Remember The Threat Made by Clarence Thomas:

    Justice Thomas: SCOTUS ‘should reconsider’ contraception, same-sex marriage rulings - POLITICO
    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/24/thomas-constitutional-rights-00042256

    He and others currently on the bench wish to impose their extremist religious views on us all. Not fighting back extremely hard now will likely mean they will impose more of the their Agenda whatever it is. 

    Also Remember that Samuel Alito justified his ultra extreme position by quoting at 13th & 17th century legal opinions.*

    The threat to all of our rights must not be trivialized or taken lightly.


    * That 13th-century law treatise Alito uses? Here’s what else it says.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/09/alito-13th-century-law-roe-opinion-snl/

    Samuel Alito’s Antiabortion Inspiration: A 17th-Century Jurist Who Supported Marital Rape and Had Women Executed | Vanity Fair
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/05/samuel-alito-roe-v-wade-abortion-draft

     

     

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    Frank_001
    Voted Yea
    07/15/2022

    Why is this bill necessary?

    It is important to start creating legislation making sure one day this reactiinary and extremist court does say it's OK to prevent women from cross state lines for abortions.

    Remember The Threat made by Clarence Thomas:

    Justice Thomas: SCOTUS ‘should reconsider’ contraception, same-sex marriage rulings - POLITICO
    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/24/thomas-constitutional-rights-00042256

    He and others currently on the bench wish to impose their extremist religious views.

    The threat must not be trivialized or taken lightly.